Cemetery information and mortuary documents related to William Snake, a member of the Ponca Nation.
Student information card of William Snake, a member of the Ponca Nation, who entered the school on February 20, 1880 and died on January 28, 1883. Snake was buried in the cemetery on the school grounds.
Page one opened with the methods and various uses of ground corn, from sweetening water, to making traveling bread. There was also a letter from Jno D. Miles, and another from Minerva Cheyenne. One article on creating competition between the Arapahoe and Cheyenne. Page two opened with the story of D.L. Payne, who used military force to remove…
Richard Henry Pratt provides an update on the enrollment status of William Snake and Fred Smith. Pratt notes that William Snake and White Rabbit are the same individual. He also writes that the money for the two students would be better served if invested in cattle or another area rather than sent to the students directly.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Isaiah Lightner, U.S. Indian Agent at the Santee Agency, regarding the enrollment of William Snake, White Rabbit, and White Mouse as members of the Ponca Nation by Standing Bear. As a result of the enrollment they are entitled to a payment being distributed by the Nation.
Pratt forwarded the…
Ponca Chief Standing Bear requests that his nephew William Snake be allowed to return home during his vacation from the Carlisle Indian School.